Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

Massage is rubbing the delicate tissues of the body, for example, the muscles. Massage can decrease pressure and reduce pain. This in turn improves blood flow, facilitating relaxation. Massage therapists use their hands to apply pressure, but they may also use the lower arms, elbows, and even their feet. Despite the fact that the popularity of massage therapy is on the ascent, the misguided expectations about what it should or shouldn't do remain. Tackling the myths about it is good for both specialists and their customers.

Here are three common myths about massage therapy that are busted with facts.

Every Massage is the Same

Not true. Each massage has a different focus. For example, spa massages concentrate on stress remediation and lessening general muscle soreness. Sports massage is valuable for competitors of any sort, from Olympians to end of the week warriors. It keeps muscles and joints in top shape. Massage for physical therapy is intended for mending specific injuries and keeping bodies active while they recoup. 

Massage Spreads Cancer 

This is, logically, almost impossible. One would need to crush the tumor directly in order for it to shed metastatic material. Indeed, most oncologists concur that individuals going through cancer treatment can realize extraordinary benefits from healing touch. When done correctly, massage is safe, but there are a few notable exceptions. Do not get a message if you have an open wound, any blood clots in a vein or a bleeding disorder such as low platelet counts

Impact of Massage Does Not Last

Massage can actually have a number of long-term benefits. A back massage therapist can help retrain muscles memory to decrease pain and stress on a body long after a session is complete. Having a regular massage can be an awesome way to improve your quality of life, especially if you suffer from chronic pain and soreness.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Ferndale, MI today.

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